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ChatGPT was selected as one of the top ten people of the year by Nature magazine

Google releases Imagen 2, the most powerful Vincentian large-scale model

Musk plans to open a university in Texas

NetEase becomes China’s fourth largest Internet company by market value

Li Bin said NIO will continue to reduce costs and increase efficiency

NIO responded by tasting the liquor and participating in a test drive

Dong Mingzhu angrily criticized Meng Yutong, saying that Meng Yutong only wanted to use the Gree platform to become an internet celebrity

The report shows that game technology contributes nearly 50% to the mobile phone industry

The Wenjie M9 press conference is officially announced to be held on December 26

Jikrypton releases its first self-developed battery, which will be launched on Jikrypton 007

Starting from 2,299 yuan, vivo S18 series mobile phones are officially released

Dong Yuhui’s real annual salary is around several million after tax

"Yuanmeng Star" is launched on all platforms today

McDonald's successfully registered the Maimen trademark

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Chamoido's first coffee shop "Kahui" officially debuts

"Kung Fu Panda 4" releases first trailer

Greta Gerwig chairs Cannes jury

"Dune 2" confirmed to be introduced

Heavy

ChatGPT was selected as one of the top ten people of the year by Nature magazine

The top ten people of the year 2023 (Nature's 10) have been announced. It is worth noting that in addition to the ten people of the year, there is also a non-human on the list this year – ChatGPT.

"Nature" magazine said: "Although ChatGPT is not a human being, it has had a profound impact on the scientific community in the past year."

"The goal of ChatGPT is to have a decent conversation based on the language style of the training set, but the generative artificial intelligence program represented by it is changing the way of doing scientific research. For this reason, this year's top ten figures in Nature make an exception and include this non-human objects".

Other people on the list include Kalpana Kalahasti, deputy director of the Indian Space Research Organization's "Chandrayaan-3" project, Annie Kritcher, chief designer of the US National Ignition Facility, Ilya Sutskever, chief scientist of OpenAI and pioneer of artificial intelligence, etc.

Google releases Imagen 2, the most powerful Vincentian large-scale model

Recently, Google launched its most advanced large-scale Vincentian image model, Imagen 2, which provides high-quality, realistic output images that are tightly integrated and consistent with user prompt words.

Imagen 2, Google's enhanced model, developed using technology from Google DeepMind, was quietly launched in preview at the tech giant's I/O conference in May.

Google claims it offers significant improvements in image quality compared to the first generation Imagen, and introduces new features, including the ability to render text and logos.

By changing the training data and methods, Imagen 2 is able to produce higher-resolution, more beautiful images that closely match the descriptions provided.

Developers and cloud customers can currently use Imagen 2 through the Imagen API in Google Cloud Vertex AI.

big company

Musk plans to open a university in Texas

Bloomberg reports that Musk plans to open a university in Texas, according to tax filings from his latest charity, The Foundation.

Musk has donated approximately US$100 million (currently approximately RMB 700 million) to The Foundation, which will first establish a primary and secondary school focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Once the project is operational, it "ultimately will expand its operations and create a university dedicated to the highest level of education," according to The Foundation's tax-exempt filing with the IRS.

The tax exemption application was submitted in October 2022 and approved in March this year. According to the application, the university will employ "experienced faculty" and feature traditional courses "as well as hands-on learning experiences including simulations, case studies, manufacturing/design projects and laboratories."

It will seek accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a U.S. degree accrediting body.

NetEase becomes China’s fourth largest Internet company by market value

When the overall valuation of Chinese concept stocks reached its peak in February 2021, Meituan was about four NetEase.

Two years and ten months later, NetEase overtook Meituan and became the fourth largest Internet company in China by market value, followed by Tencent, Pinduoduo and Alibaba.

According to Wawanan Finance, NetEase surpassed Meituan because it fell less. At the closing of Hong Kong stocks on December 13, NetEase's market value was HK$542.5 billion, only 21% lower than the peak market value in 2021.

Meituan fell by more than 80% during the same period, which was nearly 5 percentage points lower than the Chinese concept stock index KWEB.

Li Bin said NIO will continue to reduce costs and increase efficiency

According to Sina Technology, at the 2023 NIO media face-to-face held yesterday, NIO Chairman Li Bin was interviewed by the media.

Li Bin expressed the hope that Weilai's losses will narrow next year and it will continue to reduce costs and improve efficiency. "We must resolutely spend money that should be spent, and resolutely save money that should not be spent. Cost reduction and efficiency improvement are very high priorities."

But he emphasized that NIO will ensure R&D investment while reducing costs and improving efficiency. R&D expenses are the bulk of NIO's overall expenses. It will invest 10.8 billion in R&D expenses in 2022, and it will remain at 3 billion every quarter this year. It will maintain this R&D intensity in the future.

He said: "You won't lose money if you don't do anything, but if you want to survive, you must develop. If you don't guarantee the intensity of your investment, you won't survive."

In addition, Li Bin once again responded to the rumors that NIO would launch a new round of layoffs. He said that a new round of layoffs is not a thing, but NIO will continue to optimize its organization and efficiency, which is what it will continue to do.

He revealed that in previous adjustments, intelligence-related departments such as intelligent driving and operating systems were not affected by layoffs; the battery manufacturing department was reduced, and other businesses also merged duplicate departments and positions.

NIO responded by tasting the liquor and participating in a test drive

Recently, it was reported online that NIO’s store tasting event included both liquor tasting and test drive sessions, causing controversy.

Pictures circulating on the Internet show that Ctrip and NIO jointly organized a tasting event on the afternoon of December 16, 2023, at the NIO Center located in Wukesong Huaxi LIVE.

What caused controversy was that the process of this tasting included both the "Twelve Flavor Liquor Tasting" and the "Test Drive" sessions.

According to Sina Technology, a NIO center staff member confirmed the authenticity of the tasting event. He also said that the tasting will continue to be held, but the wine tasting activities have been completely cancelled.

Dong Mingzhu angrily criticized Meng Yutong, saying that Meng Yutong only wanted to use the Gree platform to become an internet celebrity

According to Blue Whale Finance, on December 13, Dong Mingzhu mentioned Meng Yutong again during the induction ceremony for Gree Electric’s 2023 college students.

Dong Mingzhu said that she chose Meng Yutong as a secretary because of her hard work in the internship program, but she was unsatisfactory at work and only wanted to use the Gree platform to become an internet celebrity, which had a bad impact on the company. .

She also said in the meeting that just thinking about making more money is no different from the walking dead. Money should not be a college student's dream, money is the result of struggle.

The report shows that game technology contributes nearly 50% to the mobile phone industry

On December 14, the 2023 China Game Industry Annual Conference "Super Digital Scenario Drives Future Digital Productivity – Game Recognition Forum" was held.

At the forum, the report "Super Digital Scene Source Power – Research on Game Technology and Innovation Application" jointly released by the China Music and Digital Association and the Industrial Culture Development Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology first proposed the concept of super digital index and quantified the cross-field contribution rate of game technology. .

The report shows that in 2022, game technology will contribute 18.65%, 31.37%, 51.08%, 46.76%, 72.45% and 57.19% respectively to the cross-industry technological progress of chip, AI, cloud computing, mobile phone, XR, autonomous driving and other industries.

Wu Yu, director of the Engine Technology Center of the R&D Performance Department of Tencent Interactive Entertainment Business Group, said that applying game engines to other fields is not a simple process. For example, if it is applied to the industrial field, it is necessary to make profound and targeted transformations of the game engine to solve stability problems. and accuracy to meet the extremely stringent requirements of industrial software.

New product

The Wenjie M9 press conference is officially announced to be held on December 26

Yesterday, Huawei officially announced that it will hold a press conference for the Wenjie M9 and Huawei’s winter full scene on December 26.

At the same time, Huawei Managing Director, Terminal BG CEO, and Automotive Intelligent Solutions BU Chairman Yu Chengdong released a video of the interior of the Wenjie M9, revealing that the Wenjie M9 is equipped with six equally weighted first-class seats and a triple screen.

In the video, Yu Chengdong also revealed that the Wenjie M9 is equipped with in-car black technologies such as a giant projection screen and a star ring scatterer.

As the flagship SUV model of the Wenjie brand, the current pre-sale price of the Wenjie M9 is 500,000-600,000 yuan. Regarding the Wenjie M9, Yu Chengdong once said that it "will redefine the best smart SUV within 10 million yuan."

In addition, the FreeClip ear clip headphones, which have been released overseas recently, will also be launched at that time.

Jikrypton releases its first self-developed battery, which will be launched on Jikrypton 007

Yesterday, Jikrypton released its first self-developed battery "Gold Brick Battery". This battery is the world's first mass-produced 800V lithium iron phosphate ultra-fast charging battery and will be launched on Jikrypton 007.

Jikrypton stated that the volume utilization rate of the BRICS battery reaches 83.7%, which is currently the power battery with the highest volume utilization rate in the world. It is the fastest mass-produced lithium iron phosphate battery in the world and has passed three industry-first extreme safety tests.

Charging the "BRICS battery" for 15 minutes increases the range by more than 500 kilometers. Even at a low temperature of -10°C, the charging speed of the BRIC battery is increased by 25%.

At the event, Jikrypton also announced its latest energy replenishment strategy. It is understood that Jikrypton will deploy a total of 1,000 extreme charging stations in 2024 and a total of 10,000 extreme charging piles in 2026.

Starting from 2,299 yuan, vivo S18 series mobile phones are officially released

The vivo S18 series of mobile phones are officially released, with three colors: floral, clear, and classic dark black. It is equipped with vivo's self-developed AI blue heart large model. The starting price of vivo S18 is 2,299 yuan, and the starting price of vivo S18 Pro is It is 3199 yuan.

Vivo S18 Pro is equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 9200+, with performance improved to 150% compared to the previous generation, with a running score of over 1.58 million. At the same time, it can realize hardware-level ray tracing of "Tianyu" and support 120Hz image quality of "Honor of Kings".

The vivo S18 standard version is equipped with Qualcomm's third-generation Snapdragon 7 platform. While improving performance, the CPU core power consumption is only half of the previous generation.

The vivo S18 series focuses on "studio-level portrait" photography. It is equipped with a front-facing 50 million wide-angle autofocus lens, a rear-facing ultra-large base upgraded to 1/1.55 ​​inches, and superimposed with OIS Hummingbird super anti-shake. vivo S18 Pro has the same main camera and ultra-wide angle camera as the X100 and the same telephoto portrait camera as the X90s.​​

new consumption

Dong Yuhui’s real annual salary is around several million after tax

Yesterday at noon, New Oriental founder Yu Minhong issued a video statement on social platforms in response to the controversy over the essay. He said that the editor's approach seriously lacked professionalism. Sun Dongxu's exposure of Dong Yuhui's improper income also showed that there were big loopholes in the company's management.

Especially Dong Yuhui's income has aroused public curiosity and speculation.

According to Tencent News "Shenzhen Net", a senior New Oriental source revealed that Dong Yuhui's income consists of annual salary plus options. The real annual salary is about several million after tax, but the options have not yet been issued, and the first batch of options are expected to be lifted in April next year.

According to the options contracts of most companies, once Dong Yuhui leaves his job early before April next year, all options will be reset to zero.

The person also revealed that after Dong Yuhui became popular last year, an organization once offered 200 million yuan a year to poach Oriental Selection, but Dong Yuhui did not agree.

In addition, according to "Whiplash", a chat record leaked from within Oriental Selection showed that Yu Minhong is currently faced with the dilemma of whether to retain CEO Sun Dongxu or anchor Dong Yuhui.

In this regard, Sun Dongxu denied the above-mentioned incident: "Rumors, there is no such thing." According to Sina Technology, Yu Minhong denied the choice between Oriental Selection CEO and Dong Yuhui, saying, "It's okay, it's not that serious."

"Yuanmeng Star" is launched on all platforms today

The authentic family party game "Yuanmeng Star" officially launched at 7 am today.

In the game, players can dress up in cute costumes with their "Star" friends, ride a carousel, participate in a pool party, board a hot air balloon to fly around the sky, or start various party activities.

After "Yuanmeng Star" was officially launched on the entire platform, it was divided into two regional servers, WeChat and QQ. The data between the regional servers was not interoperable.

McDonald's successfully registered the Maimen trademark

According to the Qichacha app, on December 13, McDonald's applied for registration of a "Maimen" trademark that has been approved and is internationally classified as food. The other three trademarks involving catering and accommodation, convenience food, and beer beverage categories have been announced for preliminary review. stage.

Previously, after KFC's "Crazy Four Literature", "Maimen Literature" became popular in the circle. "Maimen" means the abbreviation of "McDonald's Loyal Disciple".

Chamoido's first coffee shop "Kahui" officially debuts

According to "Meal Guide", recently, the "Kahui" store of Cha Baidao's new coffee brand has entered the preparation stage before its trial opening.

The store is located on Chengdu Aviation Road. The interior design is mainly based on gray walls and wooden tables and chairs.

It is reported that the store sells 20 types of drinks, priced between 13-25 yuan, including 18 types of coffee and 2 types of milk tea. In addition to drinks, there are also burger bakery products, a total of 12 types, of which burgers and sandwiches are priced between 25-45 yuan.

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"Kung Fu Panda 4" releases first trailer


DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 4" released the first trailer, Po's new challenge is coming, he has to defeat "himself"…

Jack Black continues to voice Po, with new additions such as Viola Davis, Awkwafina, and Kevin Kwan joining the cast. Directed by Mike Mitchell ("Shrek 4"), it will be released in North America on March 8 next year.

The film follows Po's further adventures in ancient China, where his love of kung fu is rivaled only by his insatiable appetite. The new powerful villain is the Chameleon (Davis), who can summon enemies from Po's past.

Greta Gerwig chairs Cannes jury

Greta Gerwig ("Barbie", "Little Women") has announced that she will serve as the chairperson of the jury for the main competition unit of next year's Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first American female director to hold this position.​

Greta Gerwig said: "I am shocked, excited and humbled to be able to serve as president of the Cannes Film Festival jury. I can't wait to see what we will all experience."

"I love movies, I love making movies, I love watching movies, I love talking about movies. As a movie lover, the Cannes Film Festival has always been the pinnacle of the universal language of cinema, in a dark theater full of strangers. Watching a completely new movie in a vulnerable place is my favorite."

"Dune 2" confirmed to be introduced

"Dune 2" announced that it has been confirmed to be introduced to mainland China, and the release date is to be determined. It will be released in North America on March 1 next year, and the story of the desert planet and "The Chosen One" continues.

Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Rebecca Ferguson return to star, and Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Léa Seydoux, Christopher Walken and other new members join the cast, and Denis continues to star. ·Directed by Villeneuve, with music by Hans Zimmer.

The story "explores Paul's journey into the Great Mystery, as he joins forces with the Cheni and the Fremen to seek vengeance against those who conspired to destroy his family. Paul must choose between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, and strive to To prevent a terrible future that only he could foresee".

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